The annual Gratiaen Prize giving, recognising the best work of creative writing in English by a Sri Lankan resident, took place in Colombo last week. Thiyagaraja Arasanayagam was awarded the Gratiaen Prize 2015 for his unpublished manuscript ‘White Lanterns –
GroupM Sri Lanka ended the first quarter of the year on a festive, goodie laden note at Barracuda Beach with a day of Avurudu games and celebrations. Dressed in their finest traditional garb, Club MPower members made the beachfront of
The Sinhala and Tamil New Year was celebrated by the Sri Lanka Embassy and the Sri Lanka Students’ Association in South Korea at the Hangan Park Grounds in Seoul, with the participation of the Embassy staff and their families, Sri Lankan students
DoubleDee Publications, publishers of Travel Talk Asia and Mum & Me, launched “Health Style” – a magazine dedicated to providing insight and information on the world of health and fitness. “The health, wellness and fitness industry in Sri Lanka has
Radha, an exclusive saree boutique was officially launched by Alanki recently. Several well known personalities attended the launch. Click images to enlarge
Holi, also known as the festival of Colors, was celebrated at the Mount Lavini hotel recently. Holi is considered to be the second biggest festival on the Hindu calendar after Diwali in India
‘Never Thirst Again’ an Easter fundraiser for the Maharagama cancer hospital was held at the Cathedral Church in Baudhaloka Mawatha. The fundraiser featured the Cathedral choir directed by Ishan De Lanerolle.
The Colombo Cycling Fun Ride 2016’, organized for the fifth successive year by the ‘Pedal Pushers Cyclists’ saw an overwhelming participation of over 300 cycling enthusiasts recently. With a history spanning over half a decade, the ‘Pedal Pushers’ have been pedaling
Galle Face Hotel hosted the eagerly-awaited Cannonball Run on 18th March 2016 in high spirits with the Cannonball taking centre-stage at the high-profile event, which was attended by many of the glitterati and the literati of Colombo society, corporate world
The ‘Point of View’ exhibition by Joanna Adams Jayawardena was held at the Lionel Wendt art gallery recently
Matchstix, Sri Lanka’s new smartphone app is set to light up the social networking landscape by allowing hundreds and thousands of Sri Lankans to establish new friendships and connections. The Matchstix app was officially introduced to the Sri Lankan market
Shangr-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa hosted a cocktail event in Colombo recently for guests to taste the true Shangri-La experience
Former Miss Sri Lanka, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez opened The Body Shop in Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Colombo Fashion Week saw guests both young and not so young dressed in their most glamorous outfits, adding more colour to the event CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE
One of Sri Lanka’s most popular radio stations, Hiru FM, took 100 couples last Sunday to Hikkaduwa from Colombo to celebrate Valentines Day. The couples were taken by train and treated to a day of fun in Hikkaduwa. Pictures by Lalith
Regus, the world’s largest provider of workspace, celebrated the launch of its sixth business centre opening in Sri Lanka at Parkland Building, in grand style amidst a large gathering of corporate, well-wishers, current Regus customers and staff recently at Hilton
John Keells Holdings PLC and The George Keyt Foundation hosted Kala Pola 2016 – Sri Lanka’s Annual Open Air Art Fair along Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo 07.
The Galle town was full of activity recently as the Fairway Galle Literary Festival took off with some of the best authors from Sri Lanka and overseas in attendance.
Minister for Culture S.B.Navinna and the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major General (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain inaugurated the Pakistan Food Festival at the Coffee shop at the Galadari Hotel last week Pictures by Nishantha Priyadarshana Click images
Enrique Iglesias thrilled his Sri Lanka fans during his ‘Sex & Love’ concert held in Colombo recently. Despite a delay to open the gates and for the concert to start, most of the hundreds who attended the concerned seemed satisfied